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May 28, 2021

Twelve of the world's best foodie destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top 12 foodie destinations, and it's up to you whether you choose show-stopping sushi in Japan, fresh tacos in Mexico, the delicately spiced dishes of the Middle East or the fiery flavours of India and southeast Asia... A whole world of flavour is yours to discover.

MexicoMalaysiaSri Lanka, +9
Food & Drink
10 days
from £830 pp

Kerala - Nature and Adventure

AdventureWildlifeCultural, +1
Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

GuatemalaMexicoIndia, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

ArmeniaMozambiqueColombia, +32
Boat JourneysCoastAdventure, +2
Views from the Western Ghats
9 days
from £2,570 pp

Eco India (Group Tour)

WildlifeCulturalOff the Beaten Path, +1
Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

MalaysiaEthiopiaJordan, +2
Food & Drink
13 days
from £4,920 pp

River cruising in Assam

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
Boat JourneysOff the Beaten Path
Jun 15, 2019

India's Golden Triangle: The highlights and hidden gems

Martha Hales

If you trace a line from Delhi via Agra and Jaipur and back to Delhi you will have drawn the Golden Triangle. Many of the stunning sights on the route are amongst India's most popular tourist hotspots... but not all. Here’s our introduction to the highlights and hidden gems of the Golden Triangle.

HistoryCulturalHighlights, +3
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

TanzaniaMozambiqueOman, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path
Nov 30, 2018

Hiking in India

Martha Hales

From the peaks that rise above the tea plantations of Kerala, to the frozen rivers and soaring altitudes of mountain treks in the Himalayas, India is incredible for hiking. We've worked with our local experts to gather the best regions and their treks to help inspire your next walking holiday.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Walking & HikingAdventureOff the Beaten Path
12 days
from £2,500 pp

Northeast India: The Last Frontier

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
CulturalSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
Nov 14, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to India

Samantha Fergusson

A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there by the lure of the temples, the incredible people, the fabulous cuisine or the endangered wildlife, we've put together the downloadable Ultimate Guide to India to help you plan your trip.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariOff the Beaten PathHistory, +16
14 days
from £2,140 pp

Taste of India

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
25 days
from £4,170 pp

Ultimate India

OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
HistoryFamilyOff the Beaten Path, +6
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

KenyaTanzaniaIndia, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

JapanChileSouth Africa, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
14 days
from £4,350 pp

Luxury Rajasthan

JulyAugustSeptember, +6
Wonders of the WorldHighlightsClassic, +3
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CyclingOff the Beaten PathCultural, +6
Aug 16, 2017

Get to know Rajasthan

Martha Hales

A spiritual, cultural and culinary hub, Rajasthan is utterly unmissable! Read on to find out the highlights of this charming region and get some inspiration for your next trip...

OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
CyclingOff the Beaten PathFood & Drink
Jul 19, 2017

Our top trips to do by bike

Corinne Homer

Check out our shortlist of the ultimate cycling trips around the world, suitable for all ages and abilities. From exploring rural Chinese villages to meandering through the Angkor Temple complex, these trails are simply unmissable…

PanamaIndiaRwanda, +5
AdventureCyclingWalking & Hiking
14 days
from £1,410 pp

Rural Rajasthan

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
CulturalOff the Beaten PathHistory
Mar 13, 2017

Top 5 Travel Experiences

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Experiencing new foods, marveling at natural beauty and immersing yourself in new cultures are a few moments that make travelling so magical. Here is our recommendation on the top 5 travel experiences to look out for when exploring the world…

ArgentinaIndonesiaIndia, +2
CulturalOff the Beaten PathWildlife
13 days
from £1,700 pp

India Arts and Crafts Tour

NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
Off the Beaten PathCultural
Jan 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration

Martha Hales

Need some inspiration for a Valentine's Day to remember? Check out our unconventional favourites...

IndiaArgentinaCosta Rica, +4
Food & DrinkUndiscovered BeachesSafari, +1
Dec 23, 2016

Taking ‘Lion’ steps in India: Following the journey of Saroo Brierley

Corinne Homer

With the Lion movie taking critics by storm, we thought we'd retrace Saroo Brierley's journey across India - and show you how you can too!

CulturalHistoryOff the Beaten Path
Dec 7, 2016

Top 5 Natural Wonders you Never Knew Existed

Martha Hales

Check out our list of natural wonders (some of which you probably never knew about!) and get your travel bug stirring…

GuatemalaIndiaChile, +1
Wonders of the WorldOff the Beaten PathAdventure, +1
Nov 28, 2016

Learn a new skill: cooking, upcycling and more

Martha Hales

Why not pick up a new skill on your travels? From cooking classes to upcycling, there are opportunities all over the world. Here are our top creative experiences for your next trip…

GhanaIndiaLaos, +1
Off the Beaten PathFood & Drink
Oct 5, 2016

Indian Street Food: a culinary phenomenon

Martha Hales

The sheer variety of Indian cuisine, especially its vibrant street food, has to be seen to be believed. Read on to discover the best places to sample regional treats in some of India’s cosmopolitan highlights....

OctoberNovemberJanuary, +1
CulturalFood & Drink
Sep 21, 2016

The Great Global Bake-Off

Martha Hales

The Great British Bake Off has taken our screens by storm, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite sweet treats from around the world. Read on to find out more…

JapanBrazilChina, +3
Food & DrinkCultural